Shopping at Walgreens can be tricky, especially with the new Walgreens Balance Rewards Program. One of the best ways to minimize your out-of-pocket expense is to roll Register Rewards transactions with Balance Rewards transactions. Keep in mind, you cannot earn Balance Rewards Points in a transaction in which you are redeeming Balance Rewards Points. However, you can earn Points when you redeem Register Rewards, and you can earn Register Rewards when you redeem Balance Rewards Points!

This post shows you how to earn and redeem Balance Rewards Points and Register Rewards given this week’s sales. Be sure to ask your store how many transactions they will allow; many stores allow three.

 

TRANSACTION #1 (Earn Register Rewards)

If you already have Register Rewards or Balance Rewards Points, you can use those to pay for the first transaction for a lower out-of-pocket expense. Remember that you may need to add filler items. You must have as many (or more) products in your transaction as you have manufacturer coupons and Register Rewards used as payment.

Buy 2 Irish Spring Bar Soap, 6 ct $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Or Irish Spring Body Wash, 15 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $0.50/1 Irish Spring Body Wash, excludes trial/ travel size, Limit 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 3/10 (exp 3/30)
Or $0.50/1 Irish Spring Multi-Bar Pack, 6 pk or larger, Limit 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 3/10 (exp 3/30)
Pay $5.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $5.00
Receive: $3.00 Register Reward

 

TRANSACTION #2 (Redeem Register Rewards, Earn Balance Rewards Points)

Buy 1 Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use $10.00/1 Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitoring System manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Diabetes Care Book (exp 10/15/13)
Pay Nothing, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kits, 7 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4 Glade Jar Candles, 4 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4 or more Glade Candles, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 3/24 
Spend $15.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $2.00/1 – Glade Expressions Starter Kit – (rightathome.com)
And use two $1.50/2 – Glade Candles, 4 oz Jars – (coupons.com)
Or $1.50/2 – Glade Spring Collection Products – (coupons.com)
Pay $8.00, Receive $3.00 Catalina and 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Easter Gift Sack or Easter Plastic Tumbler, 12 oz or Other Cheap Filler Item $0.17
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 12
Pay $0.17 

 

Total: $8.17
Use: $3.00 Register Reward from Transaction #1
Pay: $5.17
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points and $3.00 Catalina

 

TRANSACTION #3 (Redeem Balance Rewards Points, Earn Register Rewards)

Buy 2 Irish Spring Bar Soap, 6 ct $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Or Irish Spring Body Wash, 15 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $0.50/1 Irish Spring Body Wash, excludes trial/ travel size, Limit 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 3/10 (exp 3/30)
Or $0.50/1 Irish Spring Multi-Bar Pack, 6 pk or larger, Limit 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 3/10 (exp 3/30)
Pay $5.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $5.00
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $0.00
Receive: $3.00 Register Reward

GRAND TOTAL: $10.17, Receive $3.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina (from Transaction #2), so $4.17 for $37.16 worth of product!